Manual App Installation

Rocket.Chat gives you the ability to extend and bring in new functionalities to your workspace by building and using Rocket.Chat apps using the apps engine.
These apps can help in improving collaboration, boosting productivity, and have you do more with your workspace.
A list of published Rocket.Chat apps are available on the Rocket.Chat Apps marketplace
As a fully air-gapped user, you will have to manually install the apps you need to use on your workspace.
In this section, we will see how to get and install an app in an air-gapped workspace.

Getting an App

You have the option to:
  1. 1.
    Request for an existing Rocket.Chat App (if you are an Enterprise customer)
  2. 2.
    Build an App by yourself (for Community)

1. Requesting for a Rocket.Chat App

The apps can be requested via your registered support contact in the support team.

2. Building a Rocket.Chat App

See the guide on building Rocket.Chat apps.

Installing an App

After getting your packaged and ready-to-use app in a .zip format, follow the instructions below to have it installed manually on your workspace.
  • Go to the Rocket.Chat Administration -> Workspace -> Settings -> General -> Apps
  • Toggle ON Enable the App Framework and Enable development mode
  • Then Save changes
Enable app development mode
  • After enabling, navigate to Administration -> Workspace -> Apps
  • Click on Upload App
Apps panel
  • You are taken to a page to either install from a URL or a file
  • Choose the Install from file method then select the .zip file of the app and Install
App installation page
  • Agree to the permissions needed to complete the installation